Friday, 30 September 2011

Picture of the day: sailing with Garbo, 1929

Greta Garbo, Nils Asther in Wild Orchids, 1929

Asther plays the Prince de Gace, who seduces Garbo away from her older husband while on board ship sailing to Java.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Man in Half Moon Street, 1945

Nils Asther and Helen Walker in The Man in Half Moon Street, 1945, Paramount Pictures

Asther plays a 120 year old London doctor who has found a way to prolong life.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Picture of the day: Caribbean sponge diver, 1930

Raquel Torres and Nils Asther in The Sea Bat, 1931

Torres cradles her brother, Asther, who has come a cropper while diving for sponges off the West Indies island of Portuga.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Picture of the day: the spaghetti-addicted composer

Nils Asther in Mary Names The Day, 1941, MGM (also known as Dr Kildare's Wedding Day).

In this movie, Asther plays an Italian orchestral conductor, Labardi, who presents the medical staff with an unusual complaint - he is losing his hearing due to eating too much spaghetti. I really have no words on the surreality of this storyline.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Love Time (1934)

Nils Asther and Pat Patterson in Love Time, 1934, Fox Film Productions, (also known as Serenade, Serenad, Al Compas Del Amor). 

Asther played the composer Franz Schubert.



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Picture of the day: citizen-deputy of the revolution

Nils Asther, signed publicity still for The Marriage of Corbal, 1936, an English-financed film in which he played Varennes, Citizen-Deputy of the French revolution

Friday, 9 September 2011

Picture of the day: Bluebeard 1944

Bluebeard, 1944. Nils Asther as the police inspector investigating Bluebeard's crimes, Jean Parker as the seamstress Lucille, Teal Loring as her sister Francine.